Jeffrey Hayden (October 15, 1926 – December 24, 2016) was an American television director and producer. He was married to actress Eva Marie Saint from 1951 until his death in 2016.
Born in New York City, Hayden's career as a director began in the late 1950s, when he directed the only feature film to his credit, The Vintage (1957), starring Pier Angeli and Mel Ferrer. He then turned to television, beginning with episodes of Leave It to Beaver and 77 Sunset Strip.
Hayden directed episodes of dozens of TV series from the 1960s into the 1990s, including such popular programs as The Andy Griffith Show, Burke's Law, Batman, Knight Rider, Magnum, P.I., and In the Heat of the Night.
On October 28, 1951, Hayden married screen actress Eva Marie Saint. The couple had two children, Darrell and Laurette, and four grandchildren.
Shortly before their 50th anniversary, on October 13, 2001, the couple appeared together in a one-night-only performance of the play Love Letters at Bowling Green State University, Saint's alma mater.
Hayden died from cancer in Los Angeles, on December 24, 2016, at the age of 90.